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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,537 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,537
Reviews: 1,071
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 102
Gots: 167 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000)
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AdmiralDiaz

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Poured from 750mL to pint glass

A: Pours a copper body with a large off-white head. Head has low retention for the style.

S: Smells spicy, fruity, and a it of yeast.

T: Taste is about the same as nose; some spices including little bit of clove. Fruits are pretty strong apricot, apple, and a little bit of a banana taste. Mild amount of yeast and no alcohol present.

M&D: Mouthfeel is pretty weak for the style, thin but little carbonation. Drinkability is extremely high, I've never had a beer of this style that's more drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 01:58:00 | More by AdmiralDiaz
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The nose is so pronounced! Baked apple, pecan pie, peach cobbler, caramel sauce, brioche and oak chips.
The palate is much softer having more fresh fruit such as golden delicious apple, pear, quince, hazelnut and salt water taffy.
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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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